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Diego Battle

  • Costa Films seals co-production deal for News of a Kidnapping


    Costa Films has sealed a co-production deal with Mexico's Argos Comunicacion, Colombia's Caracol TV and a Spanish company to be announced, to adapt Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez's epic novel Noticias De Un Secuestro (News of a Kidnapping) for the big screen.
  • Mexico's Olaizola wins best film at BAFICI for Intimacies


    Mexican Yulene Olaizola's first feature Intimacies of Shakespeare And Victor Hugo won the prize for best film in the international competition at the tenth Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI).China's Night Train, directed by Diao Yinan, took the Special Jury Prize and the one for Best Actress (Liu Dan), while Taiwan's Lee Kang-sheng received the best actor award ...
  • Belladonna, Matson team to bring Latin American films to US


    New York-based Belladonna Productions and NYC distributor Matson Films have partnered to acquire six new films from emerging South American directors to distribute theatrically in the United States using a unique brand sponsorship model.The Buenos Aires office of Streiffschuss Films AG will be identifying Latin American movies for the New World Cinema Series (NWCS) program, an event-style film series to bring the films to 20 US markets, targeting Latino and crossover audiences ...
  • Argentina's Campanella ramps up for The Question Of His Eyes


    Acclaimed Argentinian director Juan Jose Campanella will begin shooting his sixth feature film La Pregunta De Sus Ojos (The Question of His Eyes) this September in Buenos Aires.Campanella's own outfit 100 Bares will co-produce the film with local producer Jorge Estrada Mora and Gerardo Herrero's Tornasol Films of Spain. The director of international hits such as Son of the Bride, which ...
  • Scene Play to open BA International Festival Of Independent Cinema


    The 10th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (BAFICI) announced its full line-up of 437 features and shorts, including 60 local films. The $1.2m event (April 8-18) will open with Scene Play (Jogo de Cena), the new work by Brazilian master Eduardo Coutinho, who will be presenting the film.A jury composed of Fred Kelemen (Germany), Luciano Monteagudo (Argentina), Caveh Zahedi (US), Jose Luis Cienfuegos ...
  • Argentinian cinema-going falls 2.5% in 2007


    Cinema attendance figures in Argentina dropped by an estimated 2.5% in 2007.
  • XXY continues winning streak at Argentina's Sur prizes


    The Argentinian Academy of Film Arts and Science awarded Lucia Puenzo's XXY with six Sur prizes (out of 13 nominations), including best film, best first film, best director, best adapted script, best new actress (Ines Efron) and best supporting actor (Martin Piroyansky), at a gala held in Buenos Aires on Monday.
  • Jellyfish wins top prize at Argentina's San Luis festival


    Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret's Jellyfish won the Golden Puntano prize for best film at San Luis International Film Festival first edition, which closed on Sunday in the small and prosperous city located 800 km far from Buenos Aires.
  • International box office: mixed signals in Argentina


    Increased ticket prices have helped raise total box-office revenues in Argentina but admissions have been falling. Diego Batlle reports.